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  1. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Thanks so much! Ordered! Was gutted to return the new ones but £910 was just too steep for a pair of loafers for me.. As good as they may be.
  2. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Yes, sorry, typo. 9D. Silly me re typo. Was more interested about the colour to make sure there was never any brown made before. Aware now they have only black and colour 8.
  3. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Question to the experts here. Found online this pair of 986 LHS. Advertised as ‘brown’. These are clearly colour 8, right? Or am I going mad? And I assume they are size US8, width D? Couldn’t make myself to pay £910 for a new pair of these, but for a third of that price, this pair looks...
  4. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Yeah, London you can wear anything really and in the West End, Mayfair, shoes like the colour 8 will be waaay better than black calf (boring). In the City bankers are boring as hell normally - very traditional (will put black trainers and navy tight fitting chinos before having any brown/earthy...
  5. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Yes. As in I took this pair also outside. It’s absolutely fine as is out of the box. seeing some replies here I feel I am not appreciating the colour 8 for what it is and wondering if I am better off waiting/hoping to see one day LHS in black here..
  6. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    I should have been more specific.. I work in the City in London. The rule of ‘no brown in town’ has *largely* died down. But for the most part brown/earthy (incl. Burgundy/colour 8), look still off - everyone walking in navy/grey/black. My idea was to have something ever slightly brighter than...
  7. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Hi. Any update on this? I just received my LHS colour 8. I was really after a loafer that is darker than dark brown and basically off-black.. So this colour 8 one was just perfect out of the box. As I have a lot of brown shoes and one black pair of oxfords…, I am a little concerned this will...
  8. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    My feet are 27.3cm and 26.5, but also 11.5cm wide. I tried TLB Mallorca (wider fitting than C&J) in UK size 8 / 42 but had to let them go eventually as they were just too tight. I feel the fitting you have at 42 is very very snug (maybe your foot is also narrower). I tried Alden LHS size US...
  9. K

    Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

    Looks very sharp! Can I ask if this is their ‘Soft Ivy Button Down Collar’? Seems to hold much more straight than on the shirt I received, but maybe a function of you pressing it well. The roll is great too
  10. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    S So for now ordered LHS colour 8 - this was the last pair available in my size. Difficult to say when I will see them next time in London. JMW boutique is here so I can always buy their loafers. In terms of sizing, read more about heel slippage from Alden directly and think I would resort to...
  11. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    So far didn’t need to use any pads. Tried literally today and it felt awful just putting the foot in there so removed it right away. I have Harvard from C&J UK size 9 and it works good. Hugs my foot and is nice. I am not sure how this will work longer term. JMW loafer I tried in the store was...
  12. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    They look so good. Sizing helps - thank you. I have slightly higher instep, wider foot at the front and narrower at the back. I think the lower instep in van, along with little stretch in cordovan, should keep my foot in place. I also have a little more than half size difference between both...
  13. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Nice ones. Can I ask if you experienced any heel slippage to start with?
  14. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    I don’t know the answer but have exactly same question. Size US 9.5D was slipping almost with every or every other step on my smaller/right foot. Size US 9 D was slipping every five steps or so. The shoes in cordovan are not stretching so a bit concerned that the lower size will never really...
  15. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    I am sure this was covered before, but as I am knew to these shoes.. Can the colour be restored sustainably closer to the initial darker shade? Or will in naturally fade and it won’t be possible. Context is that I am looking for a very versatile ‘business casual’ shoe in the City of London...
  16. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    I had to correct that sentence after I took off my shoe ... (just checked and my JMW derbys are 8 / E, so 8.5 E UK). I normally take C&J standard width E in size 9 (Harvard/loafers and Courtenay/Oxfords). I tried size 8.5 C&J but can't make it happen. Referring to the feet measurements, one...
  17. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Taking all this feedback - thank you so much everyone - I am leaning to think I am size 9 US D. C&J I find normally touch narrow hence I have to upsize in the UK from 8.5 to 9.0 standard width (E) to accommodate for slightly bigger box. I had slightly wider box (F) from TLB Mallorca but size 8...
  18. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Thank you! So far it’s interesting to see that in both cases here, Alden US sizing is half a size higher than UK sizing. I am looking to have 9 UK C&J and 9 US Alden. With a fairly high instep, I was told that it would be the upper of the shoe that would hold my foot snug in place. Feels like...
  19. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    To be fair, this is helpful. I am fairly new to these higher end brands so proceeding carefully and don’t want to end up having to sell my shoes that I ‘bought for life’.
  20. K

    The Official Alden Thread for 2024 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice, and Photos.

    Thank you. It is the Van last but stockists in the UK normally have only one width (D), which is in and of itself not ideal. Easier to shop at JM Weston here with different widths.. But then again, none of them are as appealing as these loafers in cordovan and in van last. Just look soo...

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